Posted by Chandra Splond on 2014-03-19

Enterprising recent graduates are among Samford University alumnae and friends being featured as "women of achievement" during Women's History Month. The recognitions coincide with the university's centennial celebration of coeducation.

The 23 women are being featured on the university's website this month.

Caroline Noland, a 2012 graduate now lives in Pakistan and has dedicated her life to international development and education for marginalized people.

Catherine Henderson '09 works for a local pharmacy in Decatur, Ala., but also has started a compounded anti-aging skincare line called SimplySkin Rx.

After earning a law degree in 2001, Martha Roby practiced with a Montgomery, Ala., law firm before being elected to Congress where she has become a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending to balance the budget, reducing the national debt and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that limits the private sector's ability to get Americans back to work.

These three represent the thousands of women with ties to Samford who are making a difference.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.